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Schedule and sign-ups for Return of The King read-through (LOTR Books V and VI)
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noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 11:49am

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Schedule and sign-ups for Return of The King read-through (LOTR Books V and VI) Can't Post

While it's true we're still on Book IV, I don't see any harm in planning ahead. I'm happy to organize a schedule again, so here is my proposed schedule for Books V and VI. Please let me know of any objections to this schedule - and, most importantly, sign up to lead chapters! Chapters go to the first volunteer. First-time chapter leaders are as welcome as old hands.

If you are potentially interested in leading, but not sure what leading a chapter involves, see here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=884122#884122 (or read some of the Book IV discussions from the links in my footer - those show a good range of styles, all of which have stimulated good conversations.)

Schedule:
BOOK V


03-Apr-16 I Minas Tirith
10-Apr-16 II The Passing of the Grey Company
17-Apr-16 III The Muster of Rohan
24-Apr-16 IV The Siege of Gondor
01-May-16 V The Ride of the Rohirrim
08-May-16 VI The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
15-May-16 VII The Pyre of Denethor
22-May-16 VIII The Houses of Healing
29-May-16 IX The Last Debate
05-Jun-16 X The Black Gate Opens


BOOK VI


04-Sep-16 I The Tower of Cirith Ungol
11-Sep-16 II The Land of Shadow
18-Sep-16 III Mount Doom - noWizardme
25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen
02-Oct-16 V The Steward and the King
09-Oct-16 VI Many Partings
16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound
23-Oct-16 VIII The Scouring of the Shire
30-Oct-16 IX The Grey Havens
06-Nov-16 A Epilogue? Appendices? Foreword? AOB? - What do you want to cover? We have several weeks up until Xmas to do these, if there is enough enthusiasm.see sub-for discussing ideas http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893294#893294

My reasoning for this schedule
I'm very happy to re-plan if there's a feeling that another schedule would be better. I'm proposing a particular schedule because last time I asked people to choose between two possibilities, and most people either didn't mind, or didn't comment (which is much the same thing, in my opinion). So that didn't help much, and just delayed the sign-up process. And so I'll assume this is the schedule we shall use, unless I get lots of replies proposing improvements or pointing out that my schedule won't work for some reason.

My thinking is that it's nice to give people a little while between books to catch up if the read-through generates writing faster than they have time for reading it. I also wanted to take into account people being away for summer holidays (and other activities). Even if we carried on at the fastest possible speed we would end up running discussions through most of August. I think that would pose a problem for many would-be participants. My guess is that it will be possible for more people to participate if we take a summer break.

Cheekily, I'd like to pre-bag Mount Doom. But if someone really really wanted to do that chapter, I'm happy to make way for them.

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All chapters now taken - but we'll be planning Book V soon!

week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm

(This post was edited by noWizardme on Jan 26 2016, 11:57am)


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 11:55am

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What ancillary material would you like to include in the read-through (e.g. appendices, epilogue...) [In reply to] Can't Post

We don't have to stop at The Grey Havens.

Tolkien did write an Epilogue, which he then decided not to include in the book. But it was later published as part of History of Middle Earth, so it is available for discussion if we want.

Some of the appendices could be tackled as chapters to discuss. For reference here is a list of them:

Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers
I The Númenórean Kings
II The House of Eorl
III Durin's Folk

Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands)
Appendix C: Family Trees (Hobbits)
Appendix D: Calendars
Shire Calendar for use in all years
The Calendars

Appendix E: Writing and Spelling
I Pronunciation of Words and Names
II Writing

Appendix F
I The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age
II On Translation

Please reply with ideas, also volunteering to lead a discussion of an appendix or other thing if you would be willing to.

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All chapters now taken - but we'll be planning Book V soon!

week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 12:10pm

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Some "cover art" for this read-through [In reply to] Can't Post

...even though it is not an LP, I had fun photographing this idea...



[An image with chess pieces on the fold-out map from Return of The King (60th Anniversary Edition), to celebrate our venture. A white king is poised outside the Black Gate. a whit pawn is on Mount Doom. The Black King is toppled onto its side at Barad-dur]

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All chapters now taken - but we'll be planning Book V soon!

week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


oliphaunt
Rivendell


Jan 26 2016, 1:04pm

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oooh oooh pick me! [In reply to] Can't Post

01-May-16 V The Ride of the Rohirrim

Oliphaunt will gallop off with the Rohirrim.

25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen

I also love the Field of Cormallen, so would do a spring and a fall chapter if that's OK..

I'd enjoy continuing through the appendices, and the epilogue. For me, I would like to see A and B and the epilogue. And if some smart people can tackle the language sections, I bet those of us less gifted would learn a lot from them.


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 2:08pm

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The RIDE OF THE ROHIRRIM /and / The FIELD OF CORMALLEN go to Oliphaunt! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you very much, Oliphaunt!

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm

(This post was edited by noWizardme on Jan 26 2016, 2:15pm)


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 2:13pm

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When volunteering, please use the name of your chapter(s) as the subject of your post [In reply to] Can't Post

I've just thought ....

When volunteering, please could people use the name of your chapter(s) as the subject of your post - e.g. if you wanted to volunteer to lead Minas Tirith, you'd reply with MINAS TIRITH as the subject.

Wish I'd thought of that earlier! But I've only just worked out that we probably need to do this - it should make it much easier to scan this thread to see which chapters are already taken (and to see which posts are volunteers as opposed to people contributing other ideas and comments.

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 26 2016, 2:26pm

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MOUNT DOOM [In reply to] Can't Post

As an example - I'd like to do Mount Doom

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread (shown as a shortened Google URL shortener for display reasons)
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


squire
Half-elven


Jan 26 2016, 7:10pm

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BATTLE OF PELENNOR FIELDS; and TOWER OF CIRITH UNGOL, please. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for organizing and thinking ahead, NoWiz. For some reason, I've led a lot more chapters from the first four books than from the last two, so this summer season will be a special treat for me. Book VI is very odd (as the film found out) in that it seems to 'end' around chapter 3 yet goes on for six or seven more chapters. What's to talk about? What indeed.

And I would advocate doing the Appendices, unless there just isn't enough interest. Discussions of them are fascinating to some, and boring for others.

I believe N.E. Brigand once led a discussion of the Index to round out one of the earlier discussions, but I don't remember it very well.

There is also a tradition (if it can be called that) of having a kind of Open Discussion on the whole Lord of the Rings book at the end. No leader, just a week of contributions by anyone who has something to say after reading through the entire thing with the Reading Room gang.



squire online:
RR Discussions: The Valaquenta, A Shortcut to Mushrooms, and Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
Lights! Action! Discuss on the Movie board!: 'A Journey in the Dark'. and 'Designing The Two Towers'.
Footeramas: The 3rd & 4th TORn Reading Room LotR Discussion and NOW the 1st BotR Discussion too! and "Tolkien would have LOVED it!"
squiretalk introduces the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: A Reader's Diary


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enanito
Lorien

Jan 29 2016, 3:14pm

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THE LAST DEBATE & THE SCOURING OF THE SHIRE [In reply to] Can't Post

I seem to enjoy leading penultimate chapters...


enanito
Lorien

Jan 29 2016, 3:19pm

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Appendices for sure! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd love to have us cover the Appendices. Even the Epilogue sounds intriguing, though since I don't have HoME maybe my local library would have a copy of the Epilogue?

I've only poked occasionally around the Appendices, and I'd love to learn some more about how it came together, why what's there is there, how it fits or complicates LOTR and the later Simarillion, etc.


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 3:50pm

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The Epilogue appears in "Sauron Defeated" by Christopher Tolkien [In reply to] Can't Post

Which is Book IX of History of Middle Earth
It is also sometimes listed as "The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Four"
The History of Middle Earth is Christopher Tolkien's massive scholarly effort to order all of JRR's various drafts and outlines. So it is a history of the writing of Middle-earth rather than a history as if written by an inhabitant of Middle-earth.

Sauron Defeated starts by presenting the various drafts for The Tower of Cirith Ungol onwards to The Grey Havens. Then it covers the Epilogue, before going onto some post-LOTR works.

JRR's friends (who acted as test readers for him) dissuaded him from including the Epilogue - we can discuss whether that was the correct decision.

So it is potentially a useful book for all of the Book VI read-through discussions. Discussing it in November does that folks have some time to source a copy from the local library or bookshop of choice. These are the ISBNs of editions that I could find, to help with searching the library or bookshop catalogue

ISBN 9780261102408
ISBN 9780261102859
ISBN 9780395606490
ISBN 9780007365333

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 4:19pm

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Mironiel
The Shire


Jan 30 2016, 3:02pm

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Ride of the Rohirrim chapter [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd like to volunteer for the Ride of the Rohirrim chapter.


Mironiel
The Shire


Jan 30 2016, 3:44pm

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Or... [In reply to] Can't Post

Or if I can't do that chapter, I'd like to do Many Partings and The Siege of Gondor.


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 4:45pm

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MANY PARTINGS and SIEGE OF GONDOR go to Mironiel (Rohirrim already taken) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks very much!

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 5:33pm

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THE PASSING OF THE GREY COMPANY [In reply to] Can't Post

...just can't resist it, I'm afraid!

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 5:45pm

Post #17 of 33 (5248 views)
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Current situation (30 Jan) - chapters taken and chapters free [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's the Batting order to date:

BOOK V
start date chapter
03-Apr-16 I Minas Tirith
10-Apr-16 II The Passing of the Grey Company noWizardme
17-Apr-16 III The Muster of Rohan
24-Apr-16 IV The Siege of Gondor Mironiel
01-May-16 V The Ride of the Rohirrim Oliphaunt
08-May-16 VI The Battle of the Pelennor Fields squire
15-May-16 VII The Pyre of Denethor
22-May-16 VIII The Houses of Healing
29-May-16 IX The Last Debate enanito
05-Jun-16 X The Black Gate Opens


BOOK VI
start date chapter leader
04-Sep-16 I The Tower of Cirith Ungol squire
11-Sep-16 II The Land of Shadow
18-Sep-16 III Mount Doom noWizardme
25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen Oliphaunt
02-Oct-16 V The Steward and the King
09-Oct-16 VI Many Partings Mironiel
16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound
23-Oct-16 VIII The Scouring of the Shire enanito
30-Oct-16 IX The Grey Havens
06-Nov-16 A Epilogue

13/11/2016 onwards Appendices? Foreword? - maybe several weeks to do several of these, if there is enough enthusiasm. so let me know what you'd like to be covered, AND ESPECIALLY whether you'd be willing to lead a conversation on it. I'll schedule a week for anything someone is willing to lead
LAST WEEK (whenever we reach it) : "It's Over. It's Done" - a week of AOB, and a chance for folks to post thoughts & reflections on this, the Sixth Reading Room LOTR Read-through.

~~~~~~
The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Mironiel
The Shire


Jan 30 2016, 5:54pm

Post #18 of 33 (5241 views)
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Appendices of ROTK [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it'd be really cool if we did a read through of the Appendices! I think there's a lot of material for discussion in it.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jan 30 2016, 7:25pm

Post #19 of 33 (5238 views)
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Seconded! [In reply to] Can't Post


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I think it'd be really cool if we did a read through of the Appendices! I think there's a lot of material for discussion in it.


Yes! Especially Appendix A. Although a lively discussion might ensue later regarding the Calendars.

"Things need not to have happened to be true.
Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure
when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."


- Dream of the Endless


Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Jan 31 2016, 12:12am

Post #20 of 33 (5232 views)
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The Black Gate Opens, please! [In reply to] Can't Post

And, as I think we should do the appendixes, I don't think we did it last time, if we do can I have the Numenorean kings?


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 31 2016, 6:14pm

Post #21 of 33 (5210 views)
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THE BLACK GATE OPENS goes to H Gamgee - thanks very much! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ 3:http://goo.gl/134LDY
31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel http://goo.gl/wYvYDE
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Feb 24 2016, 10:38am

Post #22 of 33 (4971 views)
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current situation (24 Feb) - we're 'minus Tirith' and we still need someone to muster Rohan [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's the Batting order to date. I would be glad to find takers for Minas Tirith and The Muster of Rohan, as then we are sorted for the first month and a half, giving us time to find more chapter leaders when things are underway:

BOOK V
start date chapter
03-Apr-16 I Minas Tirith
10-Apr-16 II The Passing of the Grey Company noWizardme
17-Apr-16 III The Muster of Rohan
24-Apr-16 IV The Siege of Gondor Mironiel
01-May-16 V The Ride of the Rohirrim Oliphaunt
08-May-16 VI The Battle of the Pelennor Fields squire
15-May-16 VII The Pyre of Denethor
22-May-16 VIII The Houses of Healing

29-May-16 IX The Last Debate enanito
05-Jun-16 X The Black Gate Opens Hamfast Gamgee


BOOK VI
start date chapter leader
04-Sep-16 I The Tower of Cirith Ungol squire
11-Sep-16 II The Land of Shadow
18-Sep-16 III Mount Doom noWizardme
25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen Oliphaunt
02-Oct-16 V The Steward and the King
09-Oct-16 VI Many Partings Mironiel
16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound
23-Oct-16 VIII The Scouring of the Shire enanito
30-Oct-16 IX The Grey Havens
06-Nov-16 A Epilogue

13/11/2016 onwards Appendices? Foreword? - maybe several weeks to do several of these, if there is enough enthusiasm. so let me know what you'd like to be covered, AND ESPECIALLY whether you'd be willing to lead a conversation on it. I'll schedule a week for anything someone is willing to lead
LAST WEEK (whenever we reach it) : "It's Over. It's Done" - a week of AOB, and a chance for folks to post thoughts & reflections on this, the Sixth Reading Room LOTR Read-through.

~~~~~~
volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our upcoming ROTK read-through http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293


A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Al Carondas
Lorien

Mar 10 2016, 1:00am

Post #23 of 33 (4816 views)
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The Muster of Rohan; The Pyre of Denethor [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd be glad to lead those.

"Good Morning!"


CuriousG
Half-elven


Mar 10 2016, 1:06am

Post #24 of 33 (4814 views)
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Minas Tirith // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


noWizardme
Valinor


Mar 10 2016, 12:25pm

Post #25 of 33 (4827 views)
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Thank you both! That gives us... [In reply to] Can't Post

...a fine line up already, with spaces left for more volunteers, and tasty chapters for them to lead!
For admin reasons it is always nice to know the early chapters are taken care of (just because there is more time to plug any later gaps). So thank you CuriousG and Al Carondas!



BOOK V
start date chapter
03-Apr-16 I Minas Tirith CuriousG
10-Apr-16 II The Passing of the Grey Company noWizardme
17-Apr-16 III The Muster of Rohan Al Carondas
24-Apr-16 IV The Siege of Gondor Mironiel
01-May-16 V The Ride of the Rohirrim Oliphaunt
08-May-16 VI The Battle of the Pelennor Fields squire
15-May-16 VII The Pyre of Denethor Al Carondas
22/05/2016 VIII The Houses of Healing ?????
29-May-16 IX The Last Debate enanito
05-Jun-16 X The Black Gate Opens Hamfast Gamgee


And then...

BOOK VI
start date chapter leader
04-Sep-16 I The Tower of Cirith Ungol squire
11-Sep-16 II The Land of Shadow
18-Sep-16 III Mount Doom noWizardme
25-Sep-16 IV The Field of Cormallen Oliphaunt
02-Oct-16 V The Steward and the King
09-Oct-16 VI Many Partings Mironiel
16-Oct-16 VII Homeward Bound
23-Oct-16 VIII The Scouring of the Shire enanito
30-Oct-16 IX The Grey Havens
06-Nov-16 1 Epilogue
13-Nov-16 2 The first Appendix that someone volunteers to lead
20-Nov-16 3 The second Appendix that someone volunteers to lead
27-Nov-16 4 The third Appendix that someone volunteers to lead
04-Dec-16 5 The fourth Appendix that someone volunteers to lead
11-Dec-16 6 Anything else someone volunteers to lead
18-Dec-16 7 LAST WEEK (whenever we reach it) : "It's Over. It's Done" - a week of AOB, and a chance for folks to post thoughts & reflections on this, the Sixth Reading Room LOTR Read-through. May happen sooner if we do fewer appendices & other extras (for lack of volunteers)

~~~~~~
volunteers are still needed to lead chapters for our upcoming ROTK read-through http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293


A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm

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